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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-15-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,043
Posted By optopilot
Brewbakers and all of you. Too much!

Damn. I'll have to shift some staff around and give my wife some lame excuse not to have dinner with her on my 60th! I may be on thin ice! I'll try to be there!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-05-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15,086
Views: 1,170,563
Posted By optopilot
Optopilot is in!

CS, I'll be meeting Gebogen at Willow & Shepherd 6:20AM. I will be on 2 wheels! This will be fun.:clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-04-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4,323
Views: 252,134
Posted By optopilot
How many Redwoods?

I have to say first of all; Perry I've got to meet you sometime! I was raised in Exeter and spent many days in the areas you frequent and our beloved Sequoias.

I think I read somewhere there are...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-04-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15,086
Views: 1,170,563
Posted By optopilot
Truck or Ride?

Good Luck Gebogen! You are almost there! I hope you have all of the demons worked out of your bike.

This will be the first run for Gebogen's DR350 since his fix. I'm suggesting we truck up to the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-24-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 22,992
Posted By optopilot
Noob Ride reports and pictures coming later

I got home about 12:45 to give the dogs some much needed attention, unload, and some honey dos before the wife gets home from Chico.

Andrew was updating me on the way back to Napa. He just got...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 24,281
Views: 4,161,347
Posted By optopilot
Try the Turkey Baster fix

eff, while I have not done it, I've read over in TT that a lot of guys have just hose clamped the baster up to the hose. It is the cheap fast fix.
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 24,281
Views: 4,161,347
Posted By optopilot
I'm glad you got it sorted out. That bike has...

I'm glad you got it sorted out. That bike has been stone cold reliable and should serve you well. Those DRZs are some of the worst for engine noise though. It is normal; I had to get used to it. At...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-19-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 22,992
Posted By optopilot
Herb, as of right now your 49/41 route is still...

Herb, as of right now your 49/41 route is still open. What route were you using to cross the San Joaquin River?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-19-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 22,992
Posted By optopilot
Swamp Lake is a little rough but short. How's...

Swamp Lake is a little rough but short. How's your conditioning? The XRL will be a heavy pig there but doable with a moderately experienced off road rider. I will be at camp about noon. I thought...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-18-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 22,992
Posted By optopilot
This is going to be fun!

I have got things at work and home sorted out. I will be hauling the DR350 up in the PU with a plethora of amenities to camp by noon Friday. No need to heli in the BBQ!:lol3 I will be breaking camp...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,703
Posted By optopilot
Will it be something new; Yellow, Blue, or Red?...

Will it be something new; Yellow, Blue, or Red? Maybe a different color? Or will it be something older with a little patina and soul? :clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-15-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By optopilot
+1 on Hi Mtn Road. Consider super SLO riding views

If you want outstanding views; take a short run up Forrest Rt. 29S11 at the top of Cuesta. Lots of broken pavement. You have the right bike for it and you will not be disappointed in the views. Out...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,703
Posted By optopilot
The authority on D/S thumpers is flowing with too much testosterone!

Hey guys, sailorninja came to the world utmost authority, ADVrider inmates for some advice and look what this has turned into. Can we keep this to the point and give some sound advice to those...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-03-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15,086
Views: 1,170,563
Posted By optopilot
Great pics bringing back great memories

I will keep you posted, this is in the early planning stage...:deal[/QUOTE]

I grew up in Exeter and remember those places Perry and the inmates frequent. For 15 years, I had an outstanding view...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 26,467
Views: 3,214,328
Posted By optopilot
Between the needle; tapered I'm sure; and 5...

Between the needle; tapered I'm sure; and 5 mains, you should be able to come up with a combination. It seems that the cut air box has more effect on jetting than the pipe. Just systematically make...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 24,281
Views: 4,161,347
Posted By optopilot
heirhead, At least try the Kouba 2s and slide...

heirhead,
At least try the Kouba 2s and slide the forks up. It will sag a lot more than it does now. If you go Kouba 3s, you may have to shorten the kick stand. I found the kickstand balance was...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 26,467
Views: 3,214,328
Posted By optopilot
I've been running the stock needle shimmed for a...

I've been running the stock needle shimmed for a year and a half. It did make a slight improvement. I'm thinking I need the tapered needle but I want to see how it runs with the 40 pilot. The bike...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 26,467
Views: 3,214,328
Posted By optopilot
You've got a carb now? I'd consult Jesse, he'll...

You've got a carb now? I'd consult Jesse, he'll guide you. I'm rebuilding my BST33 tomorrow. Stock box and pipe, same main and shimmed stock needle, going up on on pilot to a 40. We'll see how she...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,703
Posted By optopilot
The short answer is yes. It would be much less...

The short answer is yes. It would be much less expensive to purchase an older competent Dual Sport and keep the Ninja. Or, if you are not upside-down in the Ninja, sell it to fund the purchase of an...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-30-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15,086
Views: 1,170,563
Posted By optopilot
Praise for the ADVrider flea market

I posted my DRZ yesterday in the flea market about 1pm and had a deal at 7:15 pm last night. The DRZ just left for it's new home with an inmate in So Cal. Fast and easy! Both parties happy!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-30-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 22,992
Posted By optopilot
Mckay, my situation is very fluid right now. I...

Mckay, my situation is very fluid right now. I should firm things up in 2 weeks. I'm in northwest Fresno. Thinking of trucking up the DR350. Other alternative is riding Tiger 955 up if I get the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-30-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 22,992
Posted By optopilot
90% In

Please add me to the list. Depending on circumstances, I may up for the whole event or up for 1 day.
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 26,467
Views: 3,214,328
Posted By optopilot
If my recollection is correct, the BSR36 won't...

If my recollection is correct, the BSR36 won't clear the frame.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-29-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15,086
Views: 1,170,563
Posted By optopilot
Hume Burgers and Fries

The wife and I took a cage drive up to Hume last Sunday to escape the heat. (I can't get her on the back of a bike for the life of me. The last time was in 1977!) But I digress. It was a wonderful 80...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-29-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15,086
Views: 1,170,563
Posted By optopilot
It is still here. I won't deal with CL flakes!

This was listed earlier today on the flea market page here. This is my 2nd response to you in a 1/2 hour. I don't know what happened to the 1st.
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 26,467
Views: 3,214,328
Posted By optopilot
DR350 Love!

I would love to find a pristine, low milage 98 or 99 DR350SE. My 97 is my street legal trail goat. The late model would be my Princess!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-29-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15,086
Views: 1,170,563
Posted By optopilot
It's still here. I don't deal with CL flakes!

I just posted this on the Flea Market page here. More reputable place and people! I'm not desperate to sell but want to thin out to 2 bikes. I actually have more fun on the DR350 than I do on the DRZ.
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 26,467
Views: 3,214,328
Posted By optopilot
DR350 Highlights

Owning both, I can give you some ideas. I'll just say this: I posted my beloved 2005 DRZ400S today in the flea Market. I'm keeping my 97 DR350SE which I love even more. The DRZ has better suspension,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-29-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15,086
Views: 1,170,563
Posted By optopilot
Thanks for the help.

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y467/optopilot/2005%20DRZ400%20S/F4154A9F-C2FC-4467-8267-944AD25208A9_zpshggitw3n.jpg...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-29-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15,086
Views: 1,170,563
Posted By optopilot
I've missed alot!

It's been a long time since I've ridden with you guys. I have been following along, though. You guys have been having a blast as usual. The Noob Ride looks very interesting.

I'm home ill today and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,176
Posted By optopilot
Thanks Gary. I spoke with Gail this afternoon and...

Thanks Gary. I spoke with Gail this afternoon and he said the same the thing. The last bit to the top is two track. I shouldn't have any problem with the top heavy but lovable beast! Gail, I'm...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-08-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,176
Posted By optopilot
Sunday's Ride

Gail, I'm planning on coming up 49 from Fresno on the Tiger 955 rolling on Anakee 2's. I'm assuming the offroad is fire/forest service roads. If trails are involved, I'll take the DRZ. Is the "tree"...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-23-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15,086
Views: 1,170,563
Posted By optopilot
Thanks JP, I'm looking forward to some good eats...

Thanks JP, I'm looking forward to some good eats and meeting some new folks of the dirty 2 wheeled variety.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-23-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15,086
Views: 1,170,563
Posted By optopilot
Hi JP, It's been a while since I rode with any of...

Hi JP, It's been a while since I rode with any of you guys much less get together. I'd like to join you at BC's tonight.

Thanks, optopilot
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-07-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15,086
Views: 1,170,563
Posted By optopilot
Sunday Ride

Thanks FiveO! Maybe Monti is runnin' slow this morning due to the excellent ride yesterday.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-06-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15,086
Views: 1,170,563
Posted By optopilot
Big Bike friendly @ Tamarack on Sunday?

Monte, I'm in for Sunday! I'll be on Tiger 955 with Anakee 2s. If this is going to be a bit more dirt oriented, I'll be on my trusted DRZ. If you want, I can meet you down in the flatlands.
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 128,172
Posted By optopilot
New Tiger owner here!

Hello All,

I've been following the beasts for some time now. I was wanting a non-abs Tiger 800 XC. It is such a sweet ride! But, I couldn't justify the cost. I picked up a nearly pristine 05 Tiger...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15,086
Views: 1,170,563
Posted By optopilot
This is the most balanced road bike I have ever...

This is the most balanced road bike I have ever ridden. Once rolling it is effortless and easy or if you want to get on it, she really wails. I had ridden and wanted a Tiger 800 XC that was...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 15,086
Views: 1,170,563
Posted By optopilot
I hate to admit it; I've been a lurker for a long time.

Hi Guys,

I had to get on as I haven't been posting; but lurking. I've been following the activities all along. I've missed you guys! I see a lot of new members brought into the fold. I haven't...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-28-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,623
Posted By optopilot
The other Locals:

Watch where you step. Elk poop oder lingers for weeks!
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